How To Ride A Hoverboard Without Losing Your Mind

couple holding up their hoverboards are ready to learn how to ride a hoverboard

So three years after hoverboards first hit the scheme, you finally got yourself one. Congratulations! We know you are as excited as Marty McFly was when he rode his for the first time, but there is something you need to do before jumping on your self-balancing scooter and cruising around your neighborhood with the wind in your hair. You need to actually learn how to ride a hoverboard.

When Is The Best Time To Ride A Hoverboard?

man teaching a woman on how to ride a hoverboard

Think about riding a hoverboard outside like riding a bike, scooter, or skateboard. You have to remember that you are not a car. In order to ride safely, others need to be able to see you. The best time for that is during the day; and this is especially true when you are first learning. As you get more experienced, you can ride your board outside at all hours as long as you have proper protection and gear.

Even after you're done learning how to ride a hoverboard, you will want to don a reflective vest and blinking lights on your front and back. For extra safety, always ride your hoverboard on the sidewalk.

We suggest learning how to ride a hoverboard in a park or empty parking lot. DON’T try riding the hoverboard inside your home. You will definitely end up breaking something. Riding outside gives you enough room to build up speed as well as the freedom to turn in various directions without warning. It will also give you ample room to fall down without fear of being run over by a car.

In addition to giving you ample room to move around, there are other factors that make riding a hoverboard inside unsafe. These boards are powered by lithium-ion batteries. Consumers have reported that theirs have overheated and combusted. While these reports are mostly centered around the cheaper and generic brands, you should still take caution when using yours. In addition to the battery, faulty wiring has also been blamed for these incidences.

Is There A Need To Learn How To Ride A Hoverboard?

person ready to ride a hoverboard on a rough road

Yes! Do you remember that pivotal moment in your life when you learned how to ride a bike? Think of how hard that process would have been if that bike was an electronic, self-balancing scooter. You cannot simply take your board outside, jump on, and scoot away. You need to get familiar with the hoverboard, and after some practice, you’ll be good to go.

Learning how to ride your hoverboard properly helps prevent injury.

Safety Tips For Riding Your Hoverboard

person on hoverboard is wearing protective helmet for safety

While learning how to ride your hoverboard can help prevent injury, so can taking your safety seriously. Your hoverboard can reach up to eight to ten miles an hour. While this is not fast compared to a car, it certainly puts your bike and skateboard to shame. Never ride your hoverboard without:

  • Helmet
  • Wrist guards
  • Knee pads
  • Elbow pads

And always ride your hoverboard on a flat surface.

How To Ride A Hoverboard For Beginners

young men riding on hoverboards are following safety precautions

Now that you have figured out where to ride and what safety precautions you should take, you are finally able to learn how to ride a hoverboard.

Read the Instructions

Make Sure the Hoverboard Is Charged

Press the Start Button

Stand on the Hoverboard

Going Forwards and Backwards

Turning Left and Right

Getting Off the Hoverboard


person riding on a black hoverboard

While this may seem like a lot of steps to learn how to ride a hoverboard, each one is important. Make sure you feel comfortable at each stage of the process before moving on to the next one.

Your hoverboard is a complicated and expensive piece of technology. If you don’t truly understand how riding it works, you are likely to hurt yourself. And once you hurt yourself, you are much less likely to want to play with your hoverboard again.

The last thing we want is for your fun new gadget to spend its time collecting dust in your coat closet. It should be well loved and taken outside so that you can make all your friends and coworkers jealous.


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